Our featured idealist is Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates, columnist and author of Between the World and Me. The Big Interview is with Susan Williams, founder and executive director of The Transformation Project SD, which helps families of transgender children/youths and who is fighting South Dakota legislators’ attempts to criminalize health care for trans humans younger than 18. In my C-Block, I talk about how I recently spoke up against LGBTQ people “othering” conservative religious folks; the LGBTQ community is regularly “othered” and at some point, we need to break the cycle and find a way to communicate respectfully. That’s me, an idealist!